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" A Local Walk up Scale Hill "

Date & start time:      21st July 2020.   3 pm start.

Location of Start :     By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )

Places visited :          Scale Hill Bridge, Lanthwaite Woods and Brackenthwaite Hows and return.

Walk details :              2 mls, 400 ft of ascent, 1 hours 25 mins.

Highest point :           Scale Hill (Brackenthwaite Hows) 666 ft (208m)

Walked with :             Myself and our dogs, Dylan and Dougal.

Weather :                    Summer skies and a warm and gentle breeze.

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During lockdown we were all told to stay local and walk local.

With lockdown easing we have personally had another restriction placed on us, one which doesn't allow me

to wander far from home for long.  It has also meant that there's a backlog of photos to catch up.

However, it was a lovely day on the 21st July as I ventured out to the top of Scale Hill for a panoramic views of the valley.

The red phone box at the start of the walk.

Walking the road down to the river, with a lovely view of the Crummock and Buttermere Valley as I go.

Seasonal flowers include Hare Bells, Campions . . . .
. . . and the first flowers of the bramble or wild blackberry.

A non flooded flood plain with rich grass growing in the heat of the sun.

The sunshine has brought out the crowds.

Logs cut in the winter still wait to be collected.

I head up via the smaller paths towards the summit of Brackenthwaite Hows.

The gate ahead to the open low-level moorland that covers the top of Scale Hill.

The path is less well defined due to the lack of walkers this spring/summer.

But familiar views of Lorton Valley look just the same.

The houses and farm at Lanthwaite Green nestle below mighty Grasmoor.

We reach the top of Scale Hill, or Brackenthwaite Hows if you prefer.

Time to relax and look around, recording the panorama for you to also enjoy.

Click here or on the photo above for a 360 degree annotated panorama.

Zooming in on Great Gable and the distant fells of the Scafell range.

Down by the lakeside, the headland of the peel sticks out into the waters of Crummock.

Home sweet home, the pub, Church, Vicarage, Gillerthwaite and Rose Cottage at the centre of Loweswater.

The building with three prominent windows at the top of the photo is the Loweswater Village Hall.

The Corn How Farm and Water Treatment Centre

Water from Ennerdale and Crummock is fed through here on its way to quench the thirst of the West Cumbrians.

Everything that goes up must come down . . . the Lanthwaite bridleway back through the woods.

Passing the small "Lanty's Cave".

The view across the valley was much the same on our return.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

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